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, abc7 news. >> here's what we know about the officer who was killed. his name is gerardo hernandez. he's 39-year-old. he works a behavior detection officer and his job was to identify possible terrorists. he had recently transferred from montana. the head of the tsa will visit his family in los angeles today. it's the first time a tsa officer has been killed on duty in the agency's 12 years. who is the shooter? why did he snap? why was he targeting the tsa? we look into the gun man's background. >> reporter: in the small town of pennsville, new jersey, paul anthony ciancia's family got a disturbing text. it was troubling enough that allen cumming was called to the house. he said the text they received suggested the 23-year-old might kill himself. >> our procedure is if someone is concerned about a family member, we call that local police department and do a well-being check and that's basically what we did. it came back he wasn't home. >> l.a.p.d. officers went to his apartment and talked to his roommates. they said the 23-year-old just left, but seemed to be fine. >> he was a nice guy
news. >>> now to the latest in shooting at lax, gerardo hernandez is the first tsa agent to be killed in the line of duty. >> his sister said he was checking passports when he was shot. he died with from a gunshot wound to the chest. he's survived by his wife, son and daughter. this morning we are learning more about the suspect, 23-year-old unemployed mechanic paul ciancia. federal prosecutors have already filed murder charges and he could face the death penalty. police also believe someone dropped him off at the airport on friday. they want to find out who that was. here's abc7 news reporter alec stone with the latest. >> several prosecutors have filed murder charges against the suspected gunmen in the deadly shooting at los angeles international airport of tsa officer gerardo hernandez and the wounding of four others. saturday night, 100-foot pylons were lit up over the airport in honor of him. his wife is distraught. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and we will miss him dearly. >> our hearts go out to the tsa officer who was shot and killed. >> two more tsa officer
is accused of murdering 39-year-old t.s.a. agent hernandez and injuring two other t.s.a. agents and shot a high school teacher in the leg. the f.b.i. found a note on ciancia saying that he was angry at t.s.a. agents but the note does not talk about what fueled the anger. that is what the f.b.i. agents are trying to determine. that is it for now. >> you can keep up with the new developments on the lax shooting with the mobile app downloaded for free at abc7news.com/apps. >> the airport in birmingham, alabama, is back open after a bomb threat over the weekend. an employee found a note that indicated a bomb had been planted inside the airport. police searched but they found nothing. >> happening today the family of 13-year-old andy lopez is filing a civil rights lawsuit in his shooting death by snow may county sheriff deputy filing the suit in san francisco today. andy was shot october 22 wild holding a -- while holding a toy gun that looked like an ak-47. the deputy appeared to be agitated when an man was stopped for making an unsafe lane change and the officer asked him to turn off the ve
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